Chicken tractor questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by burntmuch, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. burntmuch

    burntmuch In the Brooder

    99
    0
    39
    Apr 6, 2010
    Montrose MI
    Getting ready to build a chicken tractor for meat birds coming in a couple weeks. gonna have a 4ft X4ft coop or enclosure connected to a 4ft X10ft run covered with welded wire.. What do you do for the floor of the run. Leave it open, so the chickens can get to the ground or use welded wire. . If I leave it open, I ll do a 1 ft apron around the base. Will that stop predators from digging underneath.
     
  2. burntmuch

    burntmuch In the Brooder

    99
    0
    39
    Apr 6, 2010
    Montrose MI
    Anyone???
     
  3. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Songster

    481
    42
    186
    May 15, 2010
    I don't have meaties but I left my floor open on my tractor. It allows them to dig a dust bath if they want.
     
  4. Mr.Bojangles

    Mr.Bojangles In the Brooder

    45
    1
    24
    Jan 23, 2010
    Ayden,NC 28513
    I have a 12x16 tractor and I left the floor open. I put a apron around the outside bottom 12 inches wide ,I have yet to have a digging problem.
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    5,227
    335
    288
    May 6, 2010
    Tucson
    My Coop
    The wire apron around the outside sounds good to me. I'd want my birds to be able to scratch and dustbath in the soil without the wire in the way.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: